What does embark mean?

Definitions for embark
ɛmˈbɑrkem·bark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embark, ship(verb)

    go on board

  2. embark, enter(verb)

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

  3. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

Wiktionary

  1. embark(Verb)

    To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

    All passengers please embark now.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

  2. embark(Verb)

    To start, begin.

    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embark(verb)

    to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  2. Embark(verb)

    to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  3. Embark(verb)

    to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  4. Embark(verb)

    to engage in any affair

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embark

    em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]

CrunchBase

  1. Embark

    Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. embark

    To put or cause to go on board a vessel or boat; as, to embark troops. To go on board of a ship, boat, or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Egypt.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of embark in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

  2. Cometan:

    To step into shoes long since worn is a great task by any means, but to step into shoes never yet worn, well, that is a feat few have dared to embark upon.

  3. Gadi Yarkoni:

    Let's embark on a calm period on both sides, development in the Gaza Strip and development in Israel, and then we'll see that it is much better than continued bloodshed.

  4. Brennan Higgins:

    The outcome of the meeting looks bearish – especially in the context of today's nonfarm payrolls report, which gives the Fed the green light to embark on its much-anticipated tightening cycle at this month's meeting, history suggests a stronger dollar amid rising interest rates will not be kind to the oil price.

  5. Ferdinand Magellan:

    It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors...to meet the shadowy future with out fear and conquer the unknown.

Images & Illustrations of embark

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